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Kickboxer: Vengeance

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Awful, awkward martial arts remake is very violent.

Movie NR 2016 90 minutes
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I grew up loving B movies like Kickboxer. Yup I was martial art movie fan. Anyway kickboxer vengeance was just crap for two reasons one, it's a remake that is over 20 years old there is no originality. Two, it was just a terrible remake. The acting was....lousy period. The only difference was the older brother dying as opposed to being paralyzed. I am so tired of the constant remake of everything. get some new material.

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The original Kickboxer might have been cheesy, but it also had Van Damme's star power; the chronically uninteresting hero of this awful remake can't even get close to him. As Sloane, Moussi seems slow and clumsy, though this is perhaps not helped by John Stockwell's clunky direction. No matter how many training montages Kickboxer: Vengeance has -- and there are quite a few -- Sloane never seems to get any better.

When Sloane finally fights Tong Po, no amount of scriptwriting or choreography can make it look like Sloane is winning -- and when he finally turns the tables, it seems like cheating (Tong Po could have, and should have, won). Moreover, Sloane's shallow romance with a cop (Sara Malakul Lane) feels completely tacked-on. And real-life mixed-martial artist Gina Carano has a role but doesn't actually get to fight! Van Damme even looks a bit sheepish in his role, wearing sunglasses and a Panama hat in nearly every shot.

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